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Shame Shaming!
There's a new thing in American culture.  It's identifying any kind of criticism as "shaming." For example, if your apartment is a pig sty and the landlord tells you that you need to clean it so ev...
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Exactly Who is In the In Crowd?
Hey ladies do you suffer from MK syndrome? I was unaware that I suffered from it and now that I have been self diagnosed, I am coping with it. I think I was in denial at first of my diagnoses , unt...
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Analysis: Why the Texas GOP Isn’t Panicking Over Trump
Analysis: Why the Texas GOP Isn’t Panicking Over Trump by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune Aug. 24, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click ...
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Reminiscing Upshur County - Sarah Greene
I joined The Mirror staff in April of 1980. Sarah Greene was in her early 50s. One would have thought she was closer to her 20s if you saw her running up and down the stairs, in and out of the offi...
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DALLAS SHERIFF LUPE VALDEZ TO VISIT LONGVIEW
  Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez will speak at a rally in Longview on September 1 at 7:00pm at the Longview Community Center.             Sponsored by the Democratic Women of East Texas and ope...
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Doctors Aren't Selling Out for Sandwiches
A recent study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that drug companies are bribing doctors with food to prescribe their expensive, brand-name medicines. At least that's the way it's been re...
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No strings attached
by DUB MOWERY
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
No strings attached We often wonder where some common expressions originated. The phrase: “no strings attached” is one of them. It is claimed the idiom “no strings attached” goes back to the 18 th ...
Analysis: Texas in August is a Funny Place for a Trump Rally
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis: Texas in August is a Funny Place for a Trump Rally by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune Aug. 22, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, ...
Written Agreements Minimize Risk
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When consumers contact BBB to file a grievance with a company, one of the first items our staff requests is the copy of the contract. All too often, we see one of the parties withdraw or alter an a...
Six Ways to Save On Your Next Car
by NATHANIEL SILLIN
Aug 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
  Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is ...
Ultimate Grief
by STEVE ELLISON
Aug 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Ultimate Grief Pastor Steve Ellison   Some would argue against the idea that I, a finite, impotent, created being could do anything that would have an impact on God, an infinite, omnipotent, eterna...
Democratic Convention: Dead Wrong on Energy
by TOM BORELLI
Aug 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent Democratic National Convention included a full-fledged assault on one of the central pillars of the American economy: fossil fuels. The official convention platform calls for completely ...
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Rescuers search through debris following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):


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In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 photo, a herd of wild elephants cross a dirt road in Pana, southeastern province of Chanthaburi, Thailand. To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers are trying a pilot scheme run by the Thai Department of National Parks that is deploys bees as a new line of defense, exploiting elephants' documented fear of bee stings. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)PANA, Thailand (AP) — To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.


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